Can you understand this?
skool sukked i waz soo tired all day i mean y do ppl wanna go ta skool so bad i get to see mii frayndz outta skool lol!!!
No? How about this one?
makinggg many different dilicious cookies wt miii grama nd mii fraynd also doinqq sme last minute gift wrapping still gots lots 2 do nd x-mas Eve is 2marroe yilkkerz i thnk i can make it cross urr fingaz…!!!!
Still having a hard time? Here’s one more:
Hellow mommy Buyyyy sum cerealllll peez cinimon tost crunch fruuut luupps butter nd choc frosteed flaks peez
These are actual FB posts and text messages I’ve received from my daughter. My almost 12-year-old daughter. Straight-A student daughter. Yeah, her.
You want to talk pet peeves? There’s mine. Right there.
Don’t get me wrong…she knows how to spell. She certainly didn’t receive straight-A’s with that kind of grammar! But she says that’s how kids communicate now. Unbelieveable! Well, I’ve finally learned of a way to combat her “wrtng sklllzz” by simply not replying to anything written improperly. Just call me the Grammar Police! Hmpf!
So, maybe my peeve has more to do with this generation of kids growing up than my daughter’s disdain for proper English. Ummm, nah…it’s both. Makes me so angry. This can’t be the future of our language.
So, Miss-Y – it’s time you cracked open the dictionary, start loving those vowels, and show your “friends” the real way we use the English language.
Or you, my dear, will be getting a can of alphabet soup for your birthday.